Definition of muslin noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈmʌzlɪn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmʌzlɪn//
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a type of fine cotton cloth that is almost transparent, used, especially in the past, for making clothes and curtains Word Originearly 17th cent.: from French mousseline, from Italian mussolina, from Mussolo ‘Mosul’, a city in northern Iraq, where it was first manufactured.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: muslin